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in new york city. and chris matthews is at the debate site. chris, before we head into the main event tonight, do you have any last thoughts in terms of the stakes here? >> yeah, i think that biden should do what obama didn't do last week. just do it that way. everything different. everything different. it will work. >> chris, what should paul ryan do, if you were advising paul ryan on having his best night tonight, what would his best night look like? >> he has to make a decision i can't make for him, does he want to win the vice presidency this time or the presidency later on? be loyal to his political base or loyal to this ticket? it's not possible to do both. he's not that good yet. >> chris matthews put a fine point on it there in terms of whether or not it's for this election or the next. that stretch that paul ryan is being asked to do, is that something that you decide whether or not you're going to do it based on what you think your future is, or is that something you decide based on winning the night? >> well, i think it's -- in both these cases i think you probably convince
could not be closer. i'm rachel maddow here in new york city along with ed shults. lawrence o'donnell is in the spin room for us and we're joined by chris matthews who is at the debate site. it's tied. where do you think the biggest opportunity for either of them is tonight welcome. >> for the president, it's a huge opportunity tonight. for all these three debates, he's paid the price of incumbency. he's had to explain why it's been such a rocky road back from the difficult times of 2009. so he's had to pay the price of incumbency up until tonight. tonight he will begin to exploit the advantages of incumbency. in an area that the american people have become to respect. for four years now, he's carried the nuclear football. he's accepted the responsibility of the presidency. he's not really fail ed us. he's succeeded in so many ways, including ending the iraq war. in capturing and killing in the moment osama bin laden, something that w.'s predecessor could never do. he's focused foreign policy on eliminating al qaeda and he's not created a big tension between us and the al qaed
to do it exactly. i had to negotiate that with the city council and state legislature so i think he's given as much specifics as president obama ever ghaif 2008 when he ran for president and probably a lot more. >> mr. giuliani, can i ask this question? to make sure about how much news was made on the policy front am i still contract that the romney campaign's official position is they want to extend indefinitely or permanently the bush tax cuts on the table which would, of course, cut taxes for high-income individuals? i don't think that's a matter of debate. yet mitt romney himself seemed to repudiate that tonight? >> if you extend the bush tax cuts you don't cut taxes you keep taxes where they are. if you don't extend the bush tax cuts you raise taxes. if you don't extend the bush tax cuts in total you raise taxes. >> they're set to expire. it was your party that set them to expire. i would add. i wasn't -- sitting here at the desk i didn't do that the republican party was the one that decided to do that so you guys had to deal with the sunset provision. >> it's not an accounting
are now. which includes new york city, hundreds and thousands of new yorkers would be hit by that if you limit just their state and local taxes are above $25,000? i like that. argument is governor romney wants to lower the marginal rate. the governor's tax proposals to lower the top rate to 28%. president obama's own by partisan commission recommended moving it. they raised overa trillion dollars. >> specify. they covered up every loophole. every single deduction including charitable. the first proposal was eliminating every deduction. why do you bring this up? >> governor romney said 28%. that allows you to restore the deductions that they would have removed. >> were you surprised how strong he was. >> no. i'm not surprised he went on the attack. he can't defend the record. but i'm very pleased. but he did an excellent job of laying out a division of the country. the majority of americans know that's what we need. >> governor, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> lawrence o'donnell, thank you very much from new york. one of the sort of intangibles. but it's at least off po
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